For most of us, electric cars make perfect sense. You drive to work, pop to the shops, then plug them in at home ready to go again. But what about driving round Scotland on holiday? A range of 135 miles might sound plenty for nipping down to Lidl, but what if you’re touring the Outer Hebrides? I grab an all-electric Nissan Leaf and head to Stornoway to find out. I ask myself: are Scotland’s wilds really ready for a holiday by electric car? I would say yes. You have to plan ahead – even a cursory look at chargeplacescotland.org would have told me that the Rapid 50kW charger in Tarbert was the one to target – but it’s totally doable. And it’s going to become only more doable once the SNP’s £20m upgrade of our electric transport infrastructure has kicked in. Perhaps just brush up on your mental arithmetic first.
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